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Signs It's Time to Repaint Your Home's Exterior

Every home tells a story. Often, it's not just the architectural design or the landscaping that provides hints about its age and care, but the state of its paint job. Are you taking the time to listen to what your home is trying to tell you? Let's delve into some unmistakable signs that suggest it might be time to give your home a fresh coat of paint.

The Uninvited Peeling Spectacle

Have you ever taken a leisurely stroll around your home and been greeted by peeling paint? This unsightly occurrence is more than just an aesthetic issue; it's your home waving a red flag. Especially on the siding and trim, peeling paint can expose underlying structures to the elements, potentially leading to more significant damage.

Peeling Exterior Paint

The Sun-Exposed Side Tells All

It's a fact: not all sides of your home bear the brunt of nature equally. One side might be taking the majority of the sun's harsh rays, or the brunt of rain and wind. This 'battle-hardened' side will be the first to cry out for a fresh coat. If you notice this side's paint deteriorating faster, it's a clear signal. Don't wait for the other sides to catch up; it's time for a paint refresh.

Chalking – More than Child’s Play

Even before your paint begins to peel or flake, it might be sending you distress signals. If you've ever noticed a white-ish cast or if your once vibrant paint now leaves a powdery residue on your hand, you're dealing with 'chalking'. It's not just a phase; it's a definitive sign that the paint is breaking down.

The Unwelcome Advance of Wood Rot

As homeowners, wood rot is something we all dread. The soft spots on window sills or corner boards aren't just areas of concern; they're harbingers of damage. Give the wood a gentle press. If it feels soft or gives way, it's likely to succumb to rot. It’s not just about painting; you'll need to replace the rotten parts before sealing and painting.

Call MGM Color Solutions Today!

MGM Color Solutions is here to help you with your aging exterior home paint. Our team can professionally re-paint your home, ensuring it stands strong for years to come. Give us a call today for a free and fast estimate on your exterior painting project!

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